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A familiar face for financial assistance
For years, she recruited students. Now she’s helping them with their finances.


Lynn Stichnote, Missouri S&T’s former director of admissions, became director of student financial assistance on Sept. 16. Stichnote replaced Bob Whites, who retired after 29 years on the job. Stichnote joined the Missouri S&T staff in 1989. “As a first-generation college student, I always wanted the opportunity to ensure that more students could afford a college degree,” she says.
Baker award for Stephen Raper
The American Society for Engineering Education has recognized Stephen A. Raper, EMgt’85, MS EMgt’87, PhD EMgt’89, for his service to engineering management by presenting him with the Merl Baker Award. Raper, an associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, received the award during ASEE’s annual meeting held in June in Pittsburgh. The award is named for the former Missouri S&T dean and chancellor who presided over a previous name change, from MSM to UMR in 1964.
Accolades for ME’s Ming Leu
Ming Leu, the Keith and Pat Bailey Missouri Distinguished Professor of Integrated Product Manufacturing, was named the newest fellow of the International Academy of Production Engineering during the academy’s general assembly, held in August in Manchester, England. In June, he received the Hideo Hanafusa Outstanding Investigator Award in Flexible Automation during the 2008 International Symposium on Flexible Automation in Atlanta.

Around the Puck

Q&A: Miners got game

What was the most memorable sports team during your time on campus? As part of his research for the S&T 150th history book, Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, asked you to share your memories. Here are a few of your answers.

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Honoring new academy members

In October, 12 alumni and friends were inducted into Missouri S&T academies. Academy membership recognizes careers of distinction and invites members to share their wisdom, influence and resources with faculty and students. Some academies hold induction ceremonies in the fall, others in the spring.

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Boosting cyber-physical security

A wide array of complex systems that rely on computers — from public water supply systems and electric grids to chemical plants and self-driving vehicles — increasingly come under not just digital but physical attacks. Bruce McMillin, professor and interim chair of computer science at Missouri S&T, is looking to change that by developing stronger safeguards […]

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MXene discovery could improve energy storage

In spite of their diminutive size, 2-D titanium carbide materials known as MXenes are “quite reactive” to water, a discovery S&T researchers say could have implications for energy storage and harvesting applications such as batteries, supercapacitors and beyond. Their findings were published in 2018 in the American Chemical Society journal Inorganic Chemistry.

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A faster charge for electric vehicles

One drawback of electric vehicles (EVs) is the time it takes to charge them. But what if you could plug in your EV and fully charge it as quickly as it takes to fill up a conventional car with gasoline? Missouri S&T researchers, in collaboration with three private companies, are working to make speedy charging […]

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